Rocky Mount, NC- The PKBGT finished the first day of the Wolfpack Classic @ Benvenue Country Club on Saturday, July 11th. Founded in 1922, this Donald Ross classic design, Benvenue CC, is known for its small and fast greens, a true test for the best of the PKBGT. A more difficult layout for the final round proved to be beneficial for the two overnight leaders as they survived with the lead.
A tour regular led wire to wire in the Bell National division despite struggling during the final nine on Sunday. Sophie Lauture (Charlotte, NC 2024), who shot the low round in the Bell National Division on Saturday with a (+1) round of 73, concluded the 36 hole event with a 156 (+11) score. The Charlotte native won by two shots over Ava Lucas (Raleigh, NC 2021). The low round on Sunday came from Noelia Adkins (Bristol, TN 2021) with a (+1) score of 73.
1. Sophie Lauture (Charlotte, NC 2024) / 73 / 83 = 156 (+12)
2. Ava Lucas (Raleigh, NC 2021) / 77 / 81 = 158 (+14)
3. Shea Smith (Charlotte, NC 2022) / 79 / 81 = 160(+16)
T4. Noelia Adkins (Bristol, TN 2021) / 88 / 73 = 161 (+17)
T4. Macy Pate (Boone, NC 2024) / 81 / 80 = 161 (+17)
The Durham native, Garland Gould (Durham, NC 2024) native, finally found paydirt after coming so close in her last five events. Garland, who shot the low round of the tournament on day one with a (-2) round of 70, followed earlier this afternoon with a cool 75 (+3) to capture the Futures National title by seven notches. Gould throughout thirty-six holes birdied seven holes and eagled another. Finishing runner-up was Justine Pennycooke (Cary, NC 2023), who matched her day one score of 76 (+4) on Sunday.
1. Garland Gould (Durham, NC 2024) / 70 / 75 = 145 (+1)
2. Justine Pennycooke (Cary, NC 2023) / 76 / 76 = 152 (+8)
3. Caroline Hawkins (Columbia, SC 2026) / 76 / 77 = 153 (+9)
T4. Makayla Grubb (Stafford, VA 2025) / 77 / 79 = 156 (+12)
T4. Kasey McIlvaine (Raleigh, NC 2023) / 75 / 81 = 156
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The Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour returns to action early next week for the Mid-Atlantic Girls Championship.
About the PKBGT
Founded in 2007 by Girls Golf of America, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, as a local girls’ golf tour in the Triad region of North Carolina. The tour began as a simple concept: create more effective competitive playing opportunities for girls. By utilizing innovative yardage-based divisions instead of the traditional age-based format, the tour focused on developing tournament experience at the player’s pace. The 2020 season will feature over 1110 tournaments in 9 states on the East Coast, and with over 1,000 members, the PKBGT is the largest girl’s only tour in the country. Learn more about the PKBGT at http://www.pkbgt.org/.
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